Grapevine Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

Are you wondering if Grapevine Dental is right for you? We encourage your questions because we always want you to feel confident in your choice of a dental home.

Listed below are some of the common questions we receive. If yours is not here, you can get a fast answer by calling our office. Our knowledgeable dental team is here to help!


Absolutely! Our top-rated Grapevine dentist office is centrally located and our dental team serves the entire DFW region. Located near Historic Downtown Grapevine our office is surrounded by Southlake, Colleyville and Euless within a few short miles. In fact, large portions of Southlake, Euless and Colleyville are closer than parts of Grapevine! Our outstanding team also hails from all over the metroplex ranging from Flower Mound to Keller, North Richland HIlls and beyond so our convenient location cannot be overstated. More detailed address and driving directions to Grapevine Dental can be be found here

Dr. Michael Colangelo has specific professional goals, but being a giant dental clinic is not one of them. He owns Grapevine Dental and is the only dentist who will provide your dentistry. One of the most rewarding aspects of dentistry is the ability to develop meaningful friendships and long-term relationships with our patients. By keeping our practice manageable, we are better able to achieve this goal.

After all, getting to know the families in our community is what fuels our passion for excellence and the personal treatment we provide.

Our Community Connection

We have no desire to be a high-volume dental office because that would limit the quality of the care we provide. Your dentistry is a personal decision between you and Dr. Colangelo. We provide the type of care that eliminates confusion by remaining consistently the best.

Many patients have told us that they really appreciate being able to count on seeing the same friendly faces from one appointment to the next.

Meet Your Grapevine Dentist

If you are tired of corporate dentistry and you’re ready for a dental team that actually cares about you as a person and not just your teeth, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you and exceed your expectations in every way.

We accept all PPO insurance plans at Grapevine Dental. Every dental plan is different, and in the spirit of eliminating the confusion that often comes with claims and benefits, we will work closely with insurance companies for the most accurate information regarding payment for your treatment plan.

Dental Insurance Process

  • We provide an estimate of treatment before we begin so that you never have financial surprises.
  • We strive to obtain the most accurate information and will provide a treatment plan estimate based on varying insurance scenarios and what they are likely to pay.
  • We will submit your insurance claims along with any necessary documentation such as x-rays and narratives to make sure your insurance company has all of the necessary information to make prompt payment.

While every insurance plan is different, we always strive to maximize your benefits and help you receive prompt payment from your insurance company. Our team is both knowledgeable and thorough because we understand that budget is a concern for most people and we never want anything to stand between you and the dentistry you need to stay healthy. 

Family Dentistry in Grapevine TX

If you have questions about your specific dental benefits, contact us, and we will be happy to answer them for you.

General Dentistry

If you are diligent about brushing and flossing your teeth between meals, you may wonder if you should get regular dental cleanings in Grapevine, TX. After all, at-home dental care removes food particles from your teeth and gums. Do you really need to keep up with professional cleanings too?

Be Consistent With Dental Visits

The answer is a resounding YES. One of the biggest misconceptions about dental care is that problems only start when you can feel pain or sensitivity in your mouth. In reality, problems can start brewing well before you feel it. Most dental treatments are less invasive and costly when caught early. Here’s how your dental team can help you at regular dental cleanings in Grapevine, TX:

  • Remove tartar and plaque deposits
  • Examine teeth for cavities and decay
  • Apply fluoride as cavity prevention
  • Identify chipped and damaged teeth, crowns, or fillings
  • Discuss any issues, like sensitivity or bite problems
  • Remove stains from teeth
  • Screen for oral cancer

Even if you brush and floss your teeth like clockwork, you may miss areas that are hard to reach. Over time, if not cleaned thoroughly, plaque deposits can lead to gum disease or cavities. Take advantage of your dentist’s expertise to prevent gum disease and tooth decay every six to 12 months.

Dental Cleanings and Exams in Grapevine

If you need to make an appointment or have any questions do not hesitate to contact us!

We always welcome new patients to Grapevine Dental.

We strive to make your new patient experience unlike any other by first scheduling you with Dr. Michael Colangelo where you will have ample time to discuss any concerns you might have regarding the health and appearance of your smile. Dr. Colangelo will get to know you and your goals for your smile. His kind nature, professionalism, and knowledge really set us apart from other dental offices.

Rather than the usual five-minute rushed appointment, we look at your first appointment as an opportunity to develop a meaningful, long-term relationship.

Our Patient Guarantee

If you come to us on an emergency dentistry basis, we will always take care of your immediate problem first. Once we relieve your pain and provide a solution for your emergency, we will invite you back for the five-star service of our new patient appointment. This time spent with you can help you avoid dental emergencies in the future and develop a treatment plan that will keep you looking and feeling your best.

Your Friendly Grapevine Dentist

We believe in treating you like family. The treatment you receive at your first dental visit provides the blueprint for a positive dental experience and a healthy smile in the future. Call us today.

Our personal approach to dentistry puts patients at ease without the need for sedation dentistry, though we do offer nitrous oxide as a courtesy for patients who need it. When done properly, dental anesthetic will eliminate any pain you feel during your procedure.

Dr. Michael Colangelo prides himself on making even the most fearful patients feel completely comfortable.

How We Help You Relax

He begins by explaining everything before he does anything, so you know exactly what to expect. He will communicate with you throughout your appointment to make sure you stay comfortable at all times. He is an expert at anesthetizing, so you won’t feel a thing.

Most of our patient reviews include praise regarding the comfortable care they have received in our office. So many of our patients are actually shocked at how comfortable and relaxing their appointments are. It really puts a smile on our faces when we can turn those negative feeling of the past into the rave reviews we receive.

To see more about what others are saying, visit our testimonials page.

Dental Anxiety Relief in Grapevine TX

If you are a patient who has avoided dental care in the past because of fear or nervousness, come in and meet our team. We are a privately owned dental practice with one dentist – Dr. Colangelo. You never have to worry about re-introducing yourself to us when you come in for your appointment. We will be waiting to welcome you. So if you're looking to schedule your next appointment, give us a call today!

Dental Sealants in Grapevine TX

Sealants are one of the big tools we have in our prevention toolbox. They serve to seal off the grooves in teeth and basically form a protective layer that can prevent decay from forming. Placing sealants is quite common in children because their teeth are forming and the little gremlins love their SUGAR! However, if you’re looking to keep your teeth forever then you might want to discuss whether they’d be a useful weapon in your prevention arsenal with any of the knowledgeable staff here at Grapevine Dental.

Cosmetic Dentistry

The rumors are true—we offer cosmetic dentistry options to fit most budgets, which means quality and affordable cosmetic dentistry in Grapevine, TX! 

At Grapevine Dental, we care about your smile, and we want to help you reach your smile goals.  

Our cosmetic dentistry options include: 

  • Professional teeth whitening 
  • Tooth-colored restorations 
  • Porcelain veneers 
  • Dental implants 
  • Invisalign clear braces 
  • Full smile makeovers 

If you’re looking for affordable cosmetic dentistry in Grapevine, TX, it is an exciting time to start your smile journey. Not only has cosmetic dentistry advanced in recent years, but it has also become more affordable.  

Additionally, a full smile makeover in Grapevine, TX can work on a timeline that fits your budget and lifestyle.  

A smile makeover typically includes a combination of treatments to address several cosmetic issues. For example, consider professional teeth whitening in Grapevine, TX to combat yellow teeth coupled with Invisalign to straighten your whiter smile.  

We also accept a variety of payment options to keep your budget on track. Financing options include:  

  • Cash 
  • Credit 
  • Healthcare Savings Account 
  • Flex Spending Account 
  • CareCredit Patient Financing 

Schedule Your Exam for Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in Grapevine, TX 

Our budget-friendly options have made us a destination dentist for those seeking affordable cosmetic dentistry in Grapevine. And, locally, we serve the areas of Grapevine, Southlake, Euless, Colleyville, and beyond. 

Emergency Dentistry

A medical or dental emergency can be frightening, stressful, and disrupt your routine. That is why we welcome dental emergencies, whether or not you are currently a patient in our office. You will always receive prompt treatment when you are in pain or your oral health is at risk. We never want you to wait needlessly, so we reserve time to take care of patients just like you when you need us most.

Our Emergency Process

At the first sign that something is wrong, contact us so you can go over your symptoms with one of our helpful team members. In most cases, we will try to get you into the office on the same day or the next morning.

Once Dr. Michael Colangelo makes a diagnosis, we can usually perform the service for you on the spot. If it is particularly complex, we will make sure to stabilize your tooth and provide palliative care until we can schedule enough time to complete your treatment.

When it comes to dental emergencies, we don’t “wait and see” because dental pain rarely resolves on its own and your condition can actually worsen over time, even putting your tooth – or your overall health – at risk.

Emergency Dental Appointments in Grapevine TX

Your health, comfort, and care are always our number one priorities. So call us today and schedule your next appointment.

Patients stay away from the dentist for a number of reasons.

One of the most common concerns we hear is that patients have difficulty getting completely numb before treatment. Dr. Michael Colangelo is experienced at anesthetizing patients completely, making dentistry more comfortable and enabling you to get the care you need without anxiety.

How We Help With Dental Anxiety

No one likes pain, and since every patient is different, we allow plenty of time for anesthetic to take effect before we begin. Simply put, if you are not numb, we will not start work. This promise eliminates the fear that many of our patients feel about dentistry.

Before using anesthetic, Dr. Michael Colangelo will first apply a professional-strength topical anesthetic. This makes the entire process painless because we actually numb your gums before we numb your tooth. With the advances that modern dentistry has made, there is no reason why you can’t expect dental care with no discomfort.

Sedation Dentistry in Grapevine TX

Are you still feeling apprehensive? Did you know that stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline can keep you from getting completely numb? Most of our fearful patients discover that they feel more comfortable in our office than any dental office they have visited before. We enjoy helping our patients enjoy comfortable dentistry in a fun, relaxing, and caring dental office. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today!

Crowns and Bridges

Our dentist has a lot of experience in oral repair, and can often save a broken tooth in Grapevine, TX.  

Depending on the health of your tooth, your dentist in Grapevine can typically build up what is left with a quality dental crown.  

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped jacket that fits over a damaged tooth to the gumline. This crown creates a buffer between your bite and the vulnerable tooth to prevent breakage and loss. It gets better... No one will guess that it’s a tooth crown! 

Your dentist in Grapevine provides a crown that blends in with your existing teeth—both in color and in shape.  

If your tooth is severely broken or missing, we offer tooth replacement options as well. Typically, we can find a solution to fit most budgets—everything from a quality dental implant in Grapevine to crowns and bridges or partial dentures.  

When it’s time to save a broken tooth in Grapevine, TX, our dentist will weigh the situation and help you choose the best repair or replacement for your smile, budget, and lifestyle.  

Call to Save a Broken Tooth in Grapevine, TX 

If you have a broken tooth in Grapevine, TX, don’t wait. Contact our dental office immediately, and we will get you in front of our dentist as soon as possible.  

We proudly serve patients in Grapevine, Southlake, Euless, Colleyville, and other local and outlying locations. 

Invisalign Clear Braces

At Grapevine Dental, our Grapevine, TX dentist carefully assess your health profile to determine whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign clear braces. In some cases, an alternative therapy may be recommended.

If you’re found to be a good candidate, our skilled dentist begins the Invisalign process.

Why Invisalign?

Invisalign represents the modern approach to traditional braces.  The Invisalign approach means there are no wires or metal to scratch your cheeks or gums. The clear aligners are made of soft plastic for a more comfortable and discreet fit. Additionally, you can remove your aligners for better brushing and flossing and while eating.

The process calls for taking a careful mold of your mouth. This mold is used to create your custom Invisalign aligners. Every few weeks, we change your aligner to straighten your teeth over time.

Because Invisalign relies on low pressure to bring teeth in line, the process is not painful. In fact, our patients love the comfort and the discretion of Invisalign.

Invisalign Braces in Grapevine TX

If you’re considering Invisalign or would like an assessment to learn whether you’re a good candidate, contact our Grapevine dental office today. Our skilled Grapevine dentist has helped people just like you achieve straight teeth through Invisalign.

Dentures and Implant-Retained Dentures

Cosmetic Dentistry Patient | Grapevine DentalDentures are an alternative to complete tooth loss or loss of tooth viability. At Grapevine Dental, our Grapevine, TX dentist provides natural looking dentures for patients across this part of Texas. This includes removable dentures and implant supported dentures.

Learn More About Your Replacement Options

If you’re new to dentures, the process begins with extractions and a mold taken of your mouth. Our Grapevine dentist uses this mold to create your denture or dentures.

Some patients opt for removable dentures. This means you can remove your dentures for cleaning or during sleep, for example.

While our dentures look natural, when teeth are removed, bone loss occurs in the jaw. This means your denture may feel loose in the future.  You can schedule dental appointments for realignments and use store-bought adhesives to make your denture feel snug again

Removable Dentures Alternatives.

The alternative to removable dentures is affixed dentures. Affixed or implant dentures rely on a few implant posts to permanently attach the denture to your jaw. These implant posts are small but strong!

With affixed dentures, you don’t have to worry about bone loss or adhesives. This is a permanent solution.

At Grapevine Dental, we make sure you’re relaxed and numb throughout the extraction and implant process.

Tooth Replacement in Grapevine TX

If you’re considering dentures for the first time or looking to replace older dentures, contact our Grapevine dental office today.

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